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Sex Worker Trade Booming in Silicon Valley
[7/11/2014]
USA TODAY: Scott Cunningham, Ph.D., associate professor of economics in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, studies risky behaviors, crime and illicit labor markets. He was interviewed by USA TODAY for this article on the Internet’s role in the surge in prostitution in Silicon Valley.
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Reduce Poverty to End Families' Reliance on Child Labor
[6/12/2014]
South China Morning Post: June 12th is World Day against Child Labor. Van Pham, Ph.D., associate professor of economics in the Hankamer School of Business is mentioned in the article arguing that child labor decreases adult wages, increasing the reliance of child labor to make up the difference. The theory is called the “child labor trap.”
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Experts: Problem Gamblers a Sure Thing
[4/24/2014]
WNYT-TV (Albany, NY): VIDEO INCLUDED: As Albany, N.Y., considers bringing casino gambling to the area, local residents are expressing concern and cite a report from Earl Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and author of “Gambling in America: Costs and Benefits,” who found that the social costs of casino gambling considerably outweigh their social benefits.
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Air Force Academy Squadrons Test Peer-Effect Assumptions
[3/26/2014]
npr.org: Parents and educators have assumed that peers matter. An unusual social engineering experiment, including research done by Hankamer's James West, tried to apply what's known about peer effects to the real world.
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Oracle CEO On Big Data, Privacy
[3/20/2014]
AUDIO: KWBU-FM news reporter Ryland Barton covered this year’s Global Business Forum headlined by Mark Hurd, BBA ’79, President and Board Member of Oracle Corp., who delivered the keynote address on “Big Data in a Shrinking World.” The forum, in its eighth year, is sponsored by Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and the McBride Center for International Business.
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Vietnam: Not for the Faint of Heart
[3/1/2014]
Global Finance: Article on the business climate of Vietnam quotes Van Pham, Ph.D., associate professor of economics in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, who believes that the uncertainty over Vietnam's debt situation extends to musings about changing the currency.
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Restore Ban on Online Gambling Before it Harms More Families
[2/9/2014]
The Tampa Tribune: Op-ed on internet gambling for Atlantic City and Las Vegas casinos mentions research by Earl Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, who calculated that the cost of gambling outweighs its benefits three to one.
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Casinos are a Losing Bet
[1/27/2014]
Tampa Bay Times: Column arguing against the construction of casinos in Florida cites a study by Earl Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, that found that every dollar in casino revenue costs the city $3.
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Baylor's Hankamer School of Business Maintains Prestigious AACSB International Accreditation for Business and Accounting Programs
[1/22/2014]
The Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University has maintained its business and accounting accreditation by AACSB International - The Association to advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
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Chris Christie's Big Gamble
[12/23/2013]
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: An editorial on the legalizing of Internet gambling in New Jersey cites the work of Earl Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.
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